Why did Israel stop its air strikes against Syria?


57 days have passed since the last Israeli airstrike against the positions of the Syrian army and its allies in support of terrorist groups. From the beginning of the crisis in Syria in 2011, the Israeli regime, like most Western and Arab countries, has supplied terrorist and takfirist groups with arms and ammunition. By the end of 2016, Tel Aviv had been cautious, but afterwards it carried out almost regular air raids to weaken the Syrian army and reinvigorate terrorist groups.

The last strikes of the Israeli plane date from January 20 and 21, when the Syrian DCA immediately came into action. Since then, Israel has not repeated its aggression against Syrian soil.

On the night of 21 January, around 01:00 (local time), Israeli warplanes carried out a series of strikes against military targets in Damascus, Dara’a, Quneitra and Suzeida.

The Syrian Air Defense Systems Pantsir S-1 and BUK connected to C-3 (Command Center were able to intercept the seven missiles fired from F-16s off the Mediterranean.

According to the official Syrian news agency SANA, the Syrian DCA and Russian missiles intercepted at least 38 missiles to the south and east of the Damascus airspace. The Syrian army has also launched raids from the Lebanese skies, occupied Golan and Tiberias in northern Israel.

Israel has suffered, the Russian Defense Ministry said, a violent counter-attack when it tried to hit southern Syria. “Tel Aviv has not achieved any of its targets, although four Israeli F-16s have fired remotely piloted missiles from the Mediterranean against targets in southern Syria,” he said.

That being said, what are the reasons that forced Israel to stop (for the moment) its air strikes against Syria? The reinforcement of the air defense of the Syrian army, especially after the deployment of the Russian S-300, explains the reserve and the precautions of the regime. But the warnings of Syrian ambassador to the United Nations, Bashar al-Jaafari, have been effective.

48 hours after the strikes on the Damascus airport, the Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations said that Damascus was perfectly willing to respond to these attacks, by striking the airport in a “symmetrical” way. Tel Aviv.

He said it was time for the UN Security Council “to take action to stop Israel’s continued attacks on Syrian territories,” adding that Damascus could exercise its “right of self-defense” and react to the Israeli attack on Damascus airport with a “symmetrical” strike on Tel Aviv airport.


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